Naturalization Court Law and Legal Definition
Naturalization courts were courts having jurisdiction to hear and decide naturalization petitions. Such courts were abolished in 1990, as a result of the Immigration Act. Now, the Attorney General has the power and authority to naturalize citizens. However, if a person’s naturalization application is denied after a hearing before an immigration officer, s/he may seek review of the denial in the federal district court for the district in which the applicant resides.
An applicant who is certified to be eligible for naturalization has to take the oath of allegiance. Such oath may be administered by the Attorney General, a federal district court, or a state court of record.